Lenovo Z5 Pro GT officially launched:
Lenovo today officially launched the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 855. But sadly it missed out the optional Qualcomm X50 5G MODEM.
It also became the first phone to have 12 GB RAM. ( The highest variant with 512GB of internal storage).
Earlier Oneplus 6T had launched it’s Maclaren edition with 10GB RAM this month.
Though, earlier top tech smartphone makers like Samsung, Oneplus, Xiaomi and Motorola had claimed to bring their smartphone first with a Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.
As you may know, The Snapdragon 855 was released early December in Hawaii. It is the latest and most powerful mobile platform released by Qualcomm. The 7-nm Snapdragon 855 is the successor or 10-nm based Snapdragon 845, brings about 45% increase in computing power- (highest jump in improvement over the course of processors released by snapdragon ever).
Although, Qualcomm has been the pioneer in 5G technology, but has kept the modem away from the main Snapdragon 855 Soc. Which means smartphone manufacturers can opt-in or out for the optional Qualcomm X50 5G modem. The price of 5g modem further increases the price, and moreover, the 5G ecosystem is not ready yet in most parts of the world.
So we can expect few more manufacturers launching device with Snapdragon 855 but leaving away 5G at least for 2019.
Oneplus is also expected to launch a separate device with 5G apart from regular Oneplus 7. The Pocophone F2 (POCO F2) may also see a Snapdragon 855 without 5G. The Pocophone F1 was one of the bestsellers of 2018.
The RAM of the phone of the highest variant is 12 GB which is also a first in the Smartphone industry.
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has currently launched just for China. The sale will start from January 24.
Although the price of the phone has been kept comparatively aggressive as Lenovo had been missing out for a long term.
The design of the smartphone also looks promising as it has a manual slider mechanism for opening up the front camera. The front panel is all screen with no notch.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Specifications:
Display: 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Super AMOLED
Camera : 24MP (1.8 aperture)+16MP (1.8 aperture)
Front : 16MP (2.2 aperture)+8MP (2.2 aperture)
RAM: 6GB/ 8GB/ 12GB
Storage : 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT price in India :
6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : ¥2698/ $391/ ₹27,692
8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : ¥2998 /$434 / ₹30,771
8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage : ¥3398 / $492 / ₹34,877
12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage: ¥4398 / $637 / ₹45,141